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#1 TheOrk

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Posted 26 March 2017 - 05:45 AM

Hi folks,

 

I am putting this one here, because I don't want to buy / sell on the NH Marketplace, but ask for advise on shopping in the USA.

 

I will do several short trips (work related) during April and would like to get some stuff for my hobby.

 

Things I am most looking for:

 

- Brass tube 1/2" with a good dart fit for Elite / Koosh 3rd

- Buzzbee Boss (or Tyrant) and 12 round Magazines / refills http://www.buzzbeeto...efill clip.html

- Buzzbee Mini Marshmallow attack ;-)

 

Can anybody suggest a shop to go to (in Detroit area)? I won't have much time.

 

My backup-plan for the blasters / Magazines is ordering them to be delivered to the hotel via amazon.com

 

Also I need a replacement belt for my Overlord - a buddy ran his car over mine :-( - I was told to mail a check in US$, which I can't get from my Bank at home. Can someone just walk into a Bank in the US, give them 20$ in cash or by MasterCard and get a check that I can send by mail?


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#2 TheNerfZilla

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Posted 26 March 2017 - 09:23 AM

A lot of ACE Hardwares will have the brass you are looking for. It will be labeled 17/32". I'm not sure about the rest, sorry.
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Posted 26 March 2017 - 05:19 PM

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#4 Meaker VI

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Posted 28 March 2017 - 12:44 PM

- Brass tube 1/2" with a good dart fit for Elite / Koosh 3rd


Bring a dart with you to test the fit. What you're looking for is K&S brass tubes. It's usually found in hardware stores (ACE; Home Depot and Lowes are DIY stores and cater to larger projects) or hobby shops (Hobby Lobby, Michael's, maybe Joanne's; probably RC Train places but those aren't chains). There are several sizes people use, they all nest. I think 17/32" and 9/16" are the most used; I haven't messed with it and instead use 1/2" CPVC (which you can find at Home Depot or Lowes [in plumbing by the supply pipes], but the stuff is really hit-and-miss. You need to bring a dart to test the fit on each piece since the ID is variable by something like 5%. Way cheaper than brass though; 10 feet [~3 meters] of the stuff is $5 or so).
 

- Buzzbee Boss (or Tyrant) and 12 round Magazines / refills http://www.buzzbeeto...efill clip.html
- Buzzbee Mini Marshmallow attack ;-)


I'm not sure that these are widely available. I'm seeing offers on Amazon and Ebay, but not in stores. I think I remember seeing my local mega-store clearancing out the Boss/Tyrant. Try Walmart (look in the toy and clearance sections), Kmart, and Toys R Us.
 

My backup-plan for the blasters / Magazines is ordering them to be delivered to the hotel via amazon.com


Might be your best bet; but they don't all look to be available on Amazon either.
 

Also I need a replacement belt for my Overlord - a buddy ran his car over mine :-( - I was told to mail a check in US$, which I can't get from my Bank at home. Can someone just walk into a Bank in the US, give them 20$ in cash or by MasterCard and get a check that I can send by mail?

Maybe a traveler's check? I'd try calling Buzz Bee customer service ahead of time on this one. They might take your credit card info that way and you could arrange a better shipment setup. If you mail in the check you're waiting a week (or more) for that to clear, then another week or two for them to ship.


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#5 TheOrk

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Posted 30 March 2017 - 12:48 PM

Thanks for the detailed write-up!

 

I can get 16mm PCV here, which fits the elite darts well - most of the time. Just can't get any brass to use for re-barreling that is a good fit. Will have to see which of the stores you listed are nearby and try if I get lucky.

 

Für the Blasters I think I will order them to the hotel and tell the hotel that a shipment might arrive even before I do ;)

 

They don't take Mastercard (or any credit card or paypal) at Buzzbee, I checked. Could see that I get travelers checks, yes :-D


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